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2 Men Arraigned Over Alleged N1.5Million Theft In Ogun

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NAN – Two persons, Olubola Adewale, 57, and Ajibloa Faluyi, 52, were on Friday arraigned before an Ota Magistrates’ Court over alleged burglary and stealing.

The accused, of no fixed address, were alleged to have broken into a shop and stolen engine oil and crates of soft drinks all valued at N1.5 million.

They are facing three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Rosemary Samson, told the court that the accused persons and other still at large, committed the offences on Nov. 28 at about 10.30 p.m. at Iyana Ajibode in Ota.

Samson said that the accused and the accomplices broke into the shop and stole motor engine oil valued at N900,000 and crates of soft drinks valued at N600,000 belonging to one Amodu Bolanle.

She said that the offences contravened Sections 413, 451(6) and 516 of the Criminal Code Revised Laws of Ogun State, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The Magistrate, Miss Temitope Adebutu, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

She directed that the surety must be working and residing within the court’s jurisdiction.

Adebutu also directed that the sureties should swear to an affidavit of means and show evidence of one year tax payment.

In addition, the sureties should submit recent passport photographs to the court and produce valid means of identification like international passport, driver’s licence or National Voter Cards.

She said that the address of the sureties must be verified by the police.

The magistrate later adjourned the case till Dec. 17 for hearing.

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